Friday, April 06, 2007

Weekender: 4/6-4/8/07


FRIDAY

Chris Garver/Street Hassle/Jacob Ides (Secret Headquarters): A good songwriter with a lack of self-importance that permeates the work of similar inwardly focused artists. I prefer Garver with a backing band as the sometimes shaky setup only emphasizes the uncomfortable vulnerability of the material. Street Hassle sounds like you like you might expect from a band that named themselves after a Lou Reed solo album, though they sound more like Peel Slowly And See out-takes than his 70's material. This didn't grate on me the way some of the VU knock-off bands do and I hope I can say the same for their live show. Jacob Ide is a singer-songwriter from Oklahoma but his preaching to the choir lyrics, while well-intentioned, possess all the subtlety of being hit in the mouth with a claw hammer.

Select/Sober (Adikt Footwear): Sober and Select play this Gallery Opening at a Adikt Footwear, a specialty sneaker and apparel shop. This event is from 6:00 to 9:00 pm tonight, so you should probably shut down your computer if you're reading this right now and you plan on attending. I'm wondering if Select is ballsy enough to play "Walking On Broken Glass" by Annie Lennox two weekends in a row. Is that a jam now? Without a doubt one of the most confusing DFW music moments I've had in a good while. Thanks, Select.


Tame...Tame And Quiet/A Childlike Fear/Eaton Lake Tonics (The Chatroom): Tame...Tame And Quiet is that rare local band that a wide variety of people seem to agree on, and that includes everyone from the "It's all good" mainstreamers to the hateful hipsters. It's somewhat surprising considering Tame...Tame and Quiet don't seem to go out of their way to please anyone but themselves and I'm glad people are noticing. We would have had the definitive review of their album if I hadn't lost my damn copy. I'll see what we can do. It's never too late to blow everyone's fucking mind. Eaton Lake Tonics features the songs of Anthony Dominic Ferraro played with a revolving cast of backing musicians. As such, there have been mixed reviews of their live shows, none of which really come from reputable sources so we'll see. A Childlike Fear have a creepy name and a creepy sound but that's not a bad thing. Having this CD release show at The Chatroom is definitely not a bad thing and I want to reiterate that this hidden little Fort Worth gem is the only bar where I always completely enjoy myself in the Metroplex. Forget that Old Monk nonsense.

Ted Leo And The Pharmacists/Love Of Diagrams (The Granada): I've never been able to really get behind Ted Leo's work, even in the acclaimed Chisel. I always thought he made more sense as a Lookout Records act as opposed to Touch And Go. Australian openers, Love Is A Diagram sound like they could be okay and they somewhat resemble the late, great Canadian band, The Organ, but without, well...an organ.

SATURDAY

The Undoing of David Wright/Eat Avery's Bones/Cry Blood Apache/Ghost Hustler (Rubber Gloves): It's no secret. We like these people. The whole damn lineup. This could be the show of the Spring. Go if you don't believe me. I'm sure someone you know will. The Undoing of David Wright ends their painfully long hiatus and we're going to do something a little different today by letting the band tell you what they've got planned in their own words with this press release:

The Undoing of David Wright Is Back!
Cybernetics, Ghost Stories, and Comics


DENTON, TXExperimental punk band The Undoing of David Wright returns from hiatus with announcements about their new experiments in performance technology, their April 7th CD release show, and their new comic book.

Six months following the show rumored to be their last, The Undoing of David Wright return to the stage this Saturday, April 7th, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton, Texas. “Throughout our hiatus we have not been dead or in comas,” defiantly claims programmer/vocalist Lars Larsen. “We have been in a phase of heavy experimentation, developing new songwriting workflows and performance techniques.” The primary shift of which Lars speaks is the introduction of a Computer Machine on stage. Shingles Tuwear (bass) and A. Train (guitar) will now run their instruments thru the Computer Machine’s audio interface for not-so-subtle manipulation, and then back out to their amplifiers. “This approach has afforded us unparalleled freedom in the precise manipulation of our sound, and the automation of Computer Machine-based effects allows us to accomplish previously unimaginable things, such as the ability to, hands-free, swap the sounds of live instruments instantly, in mid-song. In keeping with our original philosophy of concept, we are in this way able to reach towards greater complexity and texture, while further eliminating the need for any knob tweaking mid-set. So we can still drive across the stage on flaming combat motor bikes and make scary faces at all times.”

“The entire experience has become very cybernetic. We’ve always used synthetic drum sounds in an attempt to liberate our creativity – the use of synthetic drums is referenced heavily in the third of our Eight Laws of Undoing. But now the production knowledge we’ve accumulated in this sector can be cross-applied to the biologically controlled instrumentation of the band as well – without altering the immediacy of the performance,” says Larsen. “It’s kind of like building a really badass playground for yourself. To be honest, this crazy ass Computer Machine power should not even be in our hands, because we love playgrounds a lot, even though ours tend to topple over and hurt people.” In addition to the reconfiguration of cables and Computer Machines on stage this Saturday, Larsen promises, with a wicked creepy smile, “a wicked creepy looking sequenced light show, shit-tons of fog, sunglasses with little blue lights in them, and the customary nihilism of any Undoing performance.”

The Undoing of David Wright will release Ghost Stories, a self-produced CD EP, at the show this Saturday. In addition to new tracks featuring The Undoing’s first experimentations with the Computer Machine, the CD will finish with remix and/or live versions of songs from We Dig With Fingers Crossed and the upcoming full-length Tales of The Eighth Continent. There will be a limited, numbered edition of 50 pieces made. That’s right, pieces. Not copies. The packaging is painstakingly created out of layered foam shapes – and each cover will feature unique, one-of-a-kind artwork handmade by the ghost of an infamous Atlantean sculptress the band met while conducting a séance during their most recent Icelandic tour. “We can’t release her name,” Larsen says. “We don’t want just any band to summon her up.” Ghost Stories is an experiment by the band, who are interested in a parallel universe in which music, and all other information, is free; and finding ways for career-driven independent artists to survive requires alternative thinking. “While we are grateful to anyone who contributes financially to our project by the purchase of our recordings, we do not expect the modern consumer of music to feel motivated to purchase physical media unless it is in some way unique, limited, or really fucking cool looking. Ghost Stories is an experiment in all three, to see if these attributes will indeed stir up interest in the purchase of our recordings,” says Larsen. Ghost Stories is a thematic sequel to their 2005 release, We Dig With Fingers Crossed, and features narrative-driven songs about the spirits of deceased grave robbers.

The Undoing of David Wright are still negotiating the release of their upcoming full length, Tales of the Eighth Continent, and hope to see it out by the end of the year. The band will share no details about what projects are up next, only whispering conspiratorially about dark cities in cyberspace and interactive video.

As if the new CD and stage show weren’t enough to keep them busy, The Undoing of David Wright is collaborating with New York comic book artist Sunday Hollis on the first issue of The Undoing of David Wright comic book. “It’s kind of an early 00’s teenage Twilight Zone,” says Larsen, who is the writer. “Doing a comic has always been one of our big wouldn’t-it-be-cool-if ideas, and it’s a pleasant surprise to see it happening.” The first issue is titled The Dorm of Doom Pt. 1, is 6 pages long, and will be self-published by the band. “Our various misadventures are much too larger-than-life for photographs or biographies. They are best recorded in comic books. When we make music, we make it for ourselves. And the comic is aligned with that same philosophy. Therefore, there will be a lot of jokes you won’t get, so don’t try.” The comic will also be released at the April 7th show alongside Ghost Stories and a new run of unique merchandise.

Written by the ghost of William Burke. April 5, 2007.


Wow. It's hard enough for most bands to try keep their guitars in tune.



Beauxregard/Plid/Marcus Rubio/Freak Noise Afterparty with 2MAI (Secret Headquarters): Beauxregard are an ambitious local pop band that evolved out of the now-defunct Trophy Club, a charming local group that disbanded a few years ago. Beauxregard is a little more slick than that outfit but I'd still like to see them to compare and contrast. Plid is straight 80's craziness with some of the most authentic Reagan-era synth sounds I've heard from many of these retro groups. I'm not quite clear on the 2MAI after-party situation but if someone would like to explain, it would be much appreciated.

Unconscious Collective will be playing a free show at Red Blood Club at 1:00 pm.

Tame...Tame And Quiet will also be playing a free in-store today at Good Records at 3 PM. This is in anticipation of their show that night at The Cavern with Black Lights and Tober Omi.


MC Router/Mad Happy (Bar Of Soap): Mad Happy do this mix of folk and hip-hop that sounds somewhat like Portishead and Coco Rosie. MC Router is the premier nerd-core rapper in the area.

SUNDAY:

We'll let you know.

82 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will never take UODW seriously again.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RTB2 @ J&J'S FRIDAY NIGHT FOR FREEEE.

6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo la tengo / times new viking sunday.

that times new viking record is pretty damn hot.

6:29 PM  
Blogger doorbells said...

RTB2 and Chica y los Gatos are playing at J&J's tonight free.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:19
that's ok, its not like anyone takes you seriously.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous schmancy said...

DUTCH TREATS are playing at the doublewide!

8:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH MY GOD I LOVE MUSIC

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone PLEASE sign The Undoing of Davis Wright RIGHT NOW. They're by far the most interesting and entertaining act to come out of DENTON/D/FW in a long, long time. Calling Simon from Bella Union! What in the world are you waiting for?

10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larz rules! What a smart dude. Damn. Makes me feel kinda' dumb. :( Yes, this will certainly be the event of the year to attend thus far.

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant David Wright, not Davis Wright. Davis Wright sounds like a football player name from the early 90's.

11:39 PM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...

"I will never take UODW seriously again."

No shit. I like that band and those guys are cool dudes, but, oy vey, easy on all those "words". It's a little godamn much even for me, and I love it when rockers are full up with pomposity and flowery language...

Speaking of pomposity, please call Simon at Bella Union on your Golden phone so that the hand of Zeus can pluck Undoing from obscurity to the heights of greatness like so many other Denton bands...such as, um, Lift to Experience and, gulp, Jetscreamer.

That would be there Undo...oh never mind...

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's hard to think with all the smoke that's been blown up my ass.

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they're just very excited about what they are doing. They are artists, and shouldn't an artist like what he/she does more than their audience? If they(the band) weren't way into what they were doing, why would they ever want to do it in the first place?

Yes, i'll admit, these are some very ambitious words to take in. I'll give you that. But I think that they're going to be able to back the words up with a very fucking cool show.

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the undoing is fucking incredible. the show on saturday is going to be one of the best shows thus far in 2007.

12:59 AM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

Well I wrote the goddamn thing. And it was really really really boring and dry, like most press bullshit, and it was a lot like I was just talking to myself, since I was quoting myself. So I went back and replaced all the boring bits with more interesting ones.

And, fuck, I learned in journalism classes that you're supposed to write for a third grade reading level, but I suppose I made an aberrant assumption when I assumed local music blog readers may be an exception. On the other hand, I love run on sentences.

Take a grain of salt with our tongue filled cheeks. The medium is the message. The truth is in the subtext. The proof is in the pudding?

Anyway. I've been up after work til 3 in the morning every night for a month now working on bullshit for this show, and I'm really fucking excited to be on stage again. See you tonight.

2:06 AM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...

Don't get me wrong...very well written. It just seems to me that Undoing is a group who relies on a certain level of mystery to capture the imagination. Too much information and over-explaination might ruin the enigma.

On the other hand, that was a press release and not a blog interview/review, and the point of a press release is to put out all the information you want known and repeated about you. Generally speaking, the press will just regurgitate it endlessly and pass it off as their own, so you want to make sure that's what you want going out.

So, while you definitely should create and communicate your image, it's also a good idea to leave it up to the 'public' to determine what that image means to them. Undoing has certainly conjured up some very strange imagery in the minds of their fans, and that, coupled with their sound, is probably enough.

However, when you're unsigned, you do have to do everything yourself, including promo stuff, and it can put you in an awkward space where you have to tell everyone how great you are and why they should care.

Whatever the case, I hope I can make it out to witness the devastating effects of this great and terrible Computer Machine...

3:06 AM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...

PS: In a silmilar vein...This quote on the Undoing Myspace profile...

"...creative, talented, unique and actually a blast to see live... The Undoing of David Wright will absolutely eat the lunch of these derivative little New Wave groups that you guys love to hype so much." - Dallas Observer

...was written by me, not the Observer, in their 'Letters to the Editor' section regarding Undoing, Mission Giant, Faux Fox, and Dream Tigers.

That first bit about 'creative, talented, unique, and a blast to see live' was actually in regards to all of the above-mentioned bands and not just Undoing specifically.

For reals...check it:
Little Bro Checks In

PS My original version was much nastier and contained a very vulgar description of Sarah Hepola's menstuation habits.

3:39 AM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

I'm rather aware of what a press release is supposed to look like, and when and how they are used, and the piece was written with that in mind. I'm pretty sure that, while I was somewhat loose of tongue (should not have given away the info about the combat bikes), none of our greater mysteries were ruined, nor our general incoherency. We just have a lot of news -- we're very busy right now, and want everyone potentially interested to know what's going on. We're definitely in no awkward space. We'd much rather be writing stories about ourselves and calling them press releases than some schmuck at most any label doing it.

I'm aware of the context of the quote, but I don't think our version alters it. If you'd like the quote removed or attributed to you specifically, just let us know.

Thanks for the support. Maybe you'll understand all this a little better after tomorrow night.

I have a CD to finish printing. Cheers.

3:53 AM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...

Cool.

Didn't intend for that to sound like I was trying to school you, Lars, on how a press release is supposed to be written. I was just speaking in general terms and actually intended that as somewhat of an affirmation for the press statement.

Concerning the label schmuck selling you up...I just meant that it comes off better sometimes when a third party is tooting the horn.

Please leave that quote up and please don't credit me. I just wanted to clarify it a bit while we were on the subject of promo crap...I'm glad somebody got something out of my sub-literate rants.

Anyway, get some sleep, dude. Tomorrow's your big day!

4:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nevada Hill and Mike Forbes will be performing as Zanzibar Duo at Deep Ellum Life (2803 Taylor st. in Deep Ellum)

They will start at 7:00.

It is part of a larger group exhibit featuring:

Nevada Hill
Clint Evans
Jay Cantrell
Edward Sepulveda
Joshua Davis
Skip Meyers
Sarah Ishii
Randell Morgan
Evan Horn

The reception for the show will be from 5-10pm on Sat. April 7th.

The number for the gallery is 214-288-7465.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you paired the undoing with the paperchase, you would have the single most annoying show in history.

I'm sure the guys in undoing are good people but the music is god awful.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Undoing and the pAper chAse played together on September 3rd 2005 at Rubber Gloves and it was amazing.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

undoing would be cool if i was still in my teens and wanted to be really skinny and hated my parents......

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what on earth makes you guys think that simon is like king midas? do you really think that bands are that much better off because bella union picked them up? he's not the only damned label around, and not only that-while the label gives these bands opportunities in europe that they otherwise maybe wouldn't have....where's the local representation or distribution? and look at how fast some have been forgotten?

how retarded to pray that simon will pick them up.

7:01 PM  
Blogger R. Javelinn said...

That was exactly my point...hence the sarcastic hyperbole...hand of Zeus...etc.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Undoing of David Wright and The Parer Chase are hands down 2 of the best bands in the area. Two of the most popular as well I might add. Whoever says different is either jealous or full of shit. Either way, i'm glad you aren't going to be at the show tonight 10:03 AM and 4:25 PM. Have fun jerking off to your parents porn homeade porn.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

high school musical was the best selling CD of 2006.

SO POPULAR!

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unconscious Collective?!!
is it true?who else is on the bill??
anyone?anyone?

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TT&Q were great last night.

Eaton Lake Tonics were trying REALLY hard to be centromatic.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not much of a challenge

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Undoing Of David Wright was really, really great tonight.
Best show I've seen from them in years.
EAB was weak.

2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if Undoing sounded like a Radiohead ripoff, they would be on Bella Union and make "IT" in Europe.

5:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that jetscreamer sounds like radiohead besides they didn't make "IT" in Europe, because Europe is apparantly stupid.

5:37 AM  
Anonymous M-. said...

"Starhead" is still one of my favorite albums. Much like nothing ever replicating The Cure's "Pornography" in aesthetics (save for possibly Failure's "Fantastic Planet"), jetscreamer's art school take on Texas blues will remain a unique sonic sign post for many.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need I even mention that The Undoing show was fucking amazing? Have you ever seen that many people freaking the fuck out for a local show at RGRS? I've lived here 10 years and have never seen anything like that. It was fun to get on the chairs at the side of the audience pit and just watch the mound of frothing bodies twist and writhe. Fuck yes!

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Eat Avery's Bones fucking kicked my ass and ate my lunch and I enjoyed it! What a great show!

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Times New Viking appears to have been replaced on the Yo La Tengo show by New Zealand band David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights.
Their Myspace clips aren't bad.

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the new pinebox songs on the website really blow..

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who said anything about pinebox

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RTB2 @ Wreck Room tonight.

8:10 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

I have a huge fucking black eye. I'll never forget last night. Sorry about the lack of flaming combat motor bikes, we had to take them into the shop for the weekend. No one seemed to mind. See you Friday @ SHQ.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lars did you get hit in the face with a guitar? it sure looked like you got hit in the face with a guitar.

9:15 PM  
Blogger doorbells said...

EAB rules.

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

if Undoing sounded like a Radiohead ripoff, they would be on Bella Union and make "IT" in Europe.

5:35 AM


oh come on. bella union has wider range than that. don't take your obvious issue with a lackluster but pleasant band getting big out on the whole label all together. nice save with the next post, btw.


204pm, yeah, we got that memo already with the forty posts before talking about how great the show was. If people aren't concurring or saying it over and over again like you, it's probably because they agree. so shut up already!

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually 10:09 PM, there was only one post at 2:29 AM talking about how great the show was. And then I made my post. So what are you talking about exactly?

It seems to me that you are just jealous of The Undoing Of David Wright's getting any type of good response. What band are you in? Surely you have to be in some band around here that isn't getting the recognition YOU think it should. And please be satisfied, because i'm being really nice when I should be chiding you. For blatantly lying. So just, you know, stop lying.

12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lars got hit in the face with cocks

2:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to take anything away from Undoing, but EAB was the highlight of my 4 day weekend. Thanks, EAB.

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:09 you need help. And really so do I. Please more reviews and anything on Cry Blood Apache would be much appreciated, since i
couldn't get free to make it.

9:20 AM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

CBA was fucking amazing. They have evolved. Seth's on pads now and they have a new knob tweaker. They are, undoubtedly, one of the best things in Texas right now.

9:55 AM  
Blogger Zak said...

That show was awesome in Denton. All the bands were great, good to see Undoing back. Cry Blood Apache killed. I hadn't seen them before. such a great confluence of sounds and from what one of the guys said, they were missing 2 members so i really want to see the full lineup now.

Great show all around. Thx for making my drive to Denton more than worth it.

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does undoing come and go with baseball season?

12:27 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

You may be on to something.

[…] MSN Sports Filter Can’t Stop the Bleeding has alerted me to the fact that there is a band out of Texas called The Undoing of David Wright. Amazingly, the group claims no inspiration from the Mets 3B, or his brief inadvertant association with weird cults. […]

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Carlin said...

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Tame..Tame and Quiet CD Release shows in Fort Worth & Dallas! They were well attended & everyone seemed to have a good time. Check out their myspace page: myspace.com/tametameandquiet with details on where to pick up their CD, "Tin Can Communicate" Cheers!

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

show at rubber gloves was great on saturday, but what was up with the sound?

1:33 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

It was that sound guy's second night doing sound at RGRS. We got there early and did a sound check until it was perfect, but by the time we went on; it was way off. Kinda sore about it, but no one seemed to mind too much. EAB & Ghosthustler suffered the most.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

t,t, and q are not very much fun!

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't really see anything special in Cry Blood Apache's set. I thought they sounded way too much like Suicide outtakes from the album they did in the late 80's/earlty 90's. I mean, I LOOOOVE Suicide, but all I need is Suicide, you know? I don't need a band that sounds like a bad xerox copy. But that's just me. It seems like everyone else i've talked to loved Cry Blood Apache.

3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the same goes for GHOSTHUSTLER. I thought theire sound was very together, but they sounded just like Faux Fox. In my opinion, they should try working on some different avenues and branch out a bit....because they can really PLAY their instruments...that synth sounded wonderful as did Shane's bass. And man that sucks that the mic kept cutting out. Not fair at all. But, to me, I just think they should stay away from making early 80's synthed out stuff and do somrthing more original because I believe it is in their pwer to do so.

As far as EAB and The Undoing are concerned though, their sets were simply amazing. EAB is as tight and fast as i've ever seen them...fucking punk as shit. And T.U.O.D.W just got better and better as their set went on. Left me wanting more!

Yeah....that mic feedback sound during GHOSTHUSTLERS set and at the beginning of The Undoing's set was just about the most annoying sound i've ever heard..HA!. Everyone in the room was covering their ears, Especially the band members. What the fuck was up with that, Aaron Brent? It seems that it could have been contained somehow.

Killer show nevertheless. Danced my ass off and have the bruises to show for it.

3:45 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

CBA's influences run a lot further than just Suicide, IMO. You'll have to see them with their guitar & bassist. Plus, it's also one of those it's-really-cool-that-someone's-doing this kind of things. And they do it really really well.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool Larz. I trust your opinion about as much as any. I'll check 'em out summore. Great show man.

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And sounding like Faux Fox isn't necessarily a bad thing. I LOVE Faux Fox! It's just that I only need one Faux Fox....in Denton at least. :)

4:03 PM  
Blogger Zak said...

I agree, I was really surprised at the sound CBA had and it was cool to hear it. It used to not be too fashionable to have what I percieve as some early industrial music roots.

I heard a lot more than just Suicide...

I haven't heard the full lineup live but what I heard on MySpace and elsewhere they seem to have a nice range of influences. I'm glad to hear those sounds revived and combined with more current developments.

4:05 PM  
Blogger creatorlars said...

Amen.

4:07 PM  
Blogger stonedranger said...

you shitheads are stealing all my review points! Anyway, we'll have a show review posted later.

4:11 PM  
Anonymous george m. said...

EAB:
music made for a generation of gamer mentality, unwilling or unable to sustain the attention span of an average 2 year. the songs were disjointed and played to the lowest common denominator.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous OVEO said...

honestly, CBA is one of my favorite bands PERIOD. Its not just a texas thing, and if you think they sound a bit like suicide, you haven't seen the fuckin FLUTE!!

but really, great guys, great ethos, great awesome. unfortunately, dudes as real as CBA don't get a lot of credit outside of local circles, but maybe in the cyber age things can be different, I just can't wait until someone makes a documentary about them. I'll be at the screening, front row center.

also, the undoing was awesome, but I should have stayed further away from the stage, my ribs would have thanked me.

and the same goes for GHOSTHUSTER, it would have sucked if a band with so much preliminary hyped had come out limp, but they had FORCE and I'm sure they will just get better with time.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right. They're(Cry Blood Apache) not EXACTLY like Suicide. Maybe it was the sunglasses and Vega-esque voice effects. And the drum machine. And the synths. And the dark kind of feeling they had. I don't know. Like I said, everyone else seemed to love it, so maybe I just wasn't feeling it. I just think The Undoing are doing something much more original and intense, and that was what I was in the mood for.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous oveo said...

cool...

you should look up some info on those guys though, for the first two or three years of their existence, they had a strict anti-booking ethic, they didn't play any shows in clubs, just diy venues and guerrilla shows, I don't quite know why they gave that up, but I'm kinda glad they did because now they play shows outside of austin! but really, I've seen them several times and each show has been COMPLETELY different, last time was at the house of tinnitus and it was all blasting noisy fuckin throbbing gristle doing EBM style shit, it was fucking INTENSE AS HELL, and original is actually a weak term for what I witnessed that night.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drop Shadow's my bro!

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That soundguy at RGRS was terrible.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I just listened to Cry Blood Apache on myspace, and I really can't see how you couldn't compare them to Suicide. That's not saying it makes them bad, but to me, there is a strong resemblance to Suicide. Replace "Fido" with the word "Girl" or "Che", and you have your basic Suicide song. To me.

It's hard to have your own opinion on here. Especially when you're talking about bands with your friends. I'm not trying to sway anyone from liking Cry Blood Apache. With the response they got on Saturday, i'm sure that my trying to do that would be in vain.

And it would be lame.

Now i'm going to shamelessly promote the show on Saturday the 14th at The 8th Continent because for some reason myspace is having technical difficulties, i'm too lazy to make a flyer, and because....well....I can.

THIS SATURDAY....THE 8TH CONTINENT PROUDLY PRESENTS:

Abigail & Hansel - 2 PM
Hotel, Hotel - 3 PM
Zanzibar Snails - 4 PM
Delphi - 5 PM
Oveo - 6 PM
Angry Businessmen - 7 PM
Nouns Group - 8 PM
Christian! Teenage Runaway - 9 PM
Chief Death Rage - 10 PM
Unconscious Collective - 11 PM
The Great Tyrant - MIDNIGHT
2MAI - 1 AM

7:16 PM  
Anonymous oveo said...

its cool man, not trying to be a hater!

your opinion is totally honored and respected over here.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:16

Fido is a Magnetic Fields cover. Just to let you know.

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love my friends.

2:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE PUNANI

3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A nice piece of POON aint too bad neither. Faggit.

2:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Andrew, you're such a fucking hater sometimes. GOD.

Just kidding. :) If I argue(and it's usually my lame ass doing the arguing) on here about music it's is most certainly not a personal thing and in no way reflects how I think of you on a personal level.

I just take music waaaaay too seriously. I blame myself and only myself. :(

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"New Zealand band David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights.
Their Myspace clips aren't bad."

Their MySpace clips aint bad?? That's David Kilgour from the fucking CLEAN!!!!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Router said...

i love the undoing.

and lars, when you gonna send me that song to rap over?


love xooxoxxx
-mc router

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think these comment threads are art.
They should be printed, framed, and put on display. Or perhaps they should be displayed installation style in a room full of computer monitors.
In years to come they will be regarded as a better vehicle and a more true represention of a particular time and place in Denton music (and the surrounding "scene") than any local band ever has or ever could hope to be.

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your plan is flawed and your vagina is sandy, shows are just fun and arguing about them's dandy. what will be your remembered less: your opinion, or my cock in your breasts? - ayn rand

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think 2:26 PM has a great idea, actually. I'd buy it. Not right now, since it's not really a hot commodity(i.e. you can just read it for free at the moment). But in a few years, this shit will be funny as hell to look back at. Kind of like a Vice fashion do's/don'ts for a few tears back, where a lot of thew do's have turned into dont's....and vice versa.

11:43 PM  

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